Post-doctoral scholar positions (Ph.D.) funded by NIH are available immediately to study Chlamydia, the most commonly reported cause of infectious disease in the U.S. These projects are a collaboration between Dr. Christine Suetterlin (Department of Developmental and Cell Biology) and Dr. Ming Tan (Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics) at the University of California, Irvine.

Research areas:

  1. Host-pathogen interactions: how this intracellular bacterium dysregulates the centrosome, cilia, endoplasmic reticulum, cell cycle, cytoskeleton and intracellular trafficking of the infected host cell.
  • Developmental regulation: how Chlamydia controls differentiation between its replicating and infectious forms with mechanisms such as its cell size, small RNAs and temporal gene expression.

Example of our work:

Experience in cellular microbiology, cell biology, confocal and super-resolution microscopy, genetics, and transcriptional and post-transcriptional regulation of gene expression would be advantageous.

To inquire, please contact Dr. Suetterlin ( and Dr. Tan (

To apply, create an applicant profile at, and upload a current CV, Cover Letter, Statement of Research that includes a synopsis of previous research experience and specific interests in the ongoing work, Statement of Diversity Contributions, and contact information for 3 References.

Salary Range: The salary range for this position is $55,632-$66,600. The posted UC salary scales set the minimum pay determined by experience level. See Postdoctoral Scholar Scale for the salary range. “Off-scale salaries”, i.e. a salary that is higher than the published system-wide salary at the designated experience, are offered when necessary to meet competitive conditions.

The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.